Castello of Niantic is a new must-visit stop on the Italian scene

In the case of this new dining spot located in a familiar location, the new Castello of Niantic provides a consistently excellent experience.

Country-market favorites from Day reviewers

Whether you call them country markets or gourmet delis or something else entirely, these locales are havens for foodies around the region. Our dining critics are offering up some of their recommended dishes at these bastions of flavor.

At the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the cuisine is a work of art, too

Enter stage right, the most singular of museum dining experiences and a beacon for the adventurous, the seekers of the novel: Pequot Café at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in Mashantucket.

Yes, it's a hotel bar, but locals should get to know The Irons

I went back on a Thursday night for happy hour and, for good reason, there was more of a crowd. Wines are $5 and three local beers were $4.

Trapped in the mall? Fortify with Charley's

Almost no one voluntarily eats at a mall Food Court other than by necessity. The Day's in-house goofball, though, finds that he sort of likes it at Charley's.

Montauk House Cafe a small space that's big on flavor

You know how they say that good things come in small packages? In New London, MANY good things come out of the small package that is Montauk House Cafe on Montauk Avenue.

Fast food summer! Scribe visits Colman Street for seasonal savories

Most fast food joints offer some form of seasonal menu item. We decided to check them out.

The pizza is great, but there's so much more at Westerly's Pizzeria Longo

They start with the best ingredients — gloriously stinky aged cheeses, spicy cured meats, fresh greens, balsamic and olive oil — and then they have the good sense to serve them simply, to celebrate them with a light touch and even a sense of humor.

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The truth behind the lies

By our third year of medical school, we’d all been lied to by our patients.

Rick’s List: Welcome, tourists! edition

Bitter codger reflects on self-absorption of visitors.



Upcoming concerts and shows

Mary J. Blige — Sept. 30, Oct. 1 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $75-$150

Eric Church — April 27 and 28 at Mohegan Sun Arena; TBA; TBA

Martin Lawrence — Nov. 18 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $68-$88

Donny and Marie Osmond — Nov. 27 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $50-$125

The Tedeschi Trucks Band — Oct. 30 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $30

Montgomery Gentry — Oct. 21 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $50

John Ford Coley & Terry Sylvester — Nov. 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35-$38